Be Heard: Requests for Input Closing Soon

Attendees participate in an education session at the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture. / image: EPNAC

There are several calls for comments, questions, and input closing soon—please take a moment to ensure that your voice is heard as the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board seek input on several issues:

COVID-19 and Contract Performance
Submit questions for the speakers by May 26
Register for the May 28 webinar

Join us for an upcoming webinar to discuss how COVID-19 may be affecting current projects for landscape architects working under existing contracts. Professional services contracts might take many forms; the speakers will specifically address the 2020 ASLA Standard Form Contract for Professional Services between Landscape Architect and Client, addressing key issues that have emerged during the crisis and that parties need to consider in light of COVID-19.

Before the webinar, download and review the recently published advisory guide COVID-19 Contract Provisions: Protective and Proactive. This guide illustrates how some contract provisions provide full or partial relief from impracticable/impossible-to-meet obligations/liability, while others are more proactive and could help the landscape architect make a valid claim for additional compensation for additional services. This information may be important to any business facing issues related to contract performance.

We also ask that you pose questions to the speakers—Charles Heuer, FAIA, Esq., The Heuer Law Group, and Frank Musica, Esq., Victor Insurance Managers Inc., with moderator Vaughn Rinner, FASLA—in advance of the webinar, so that we can address attendees’ most pressing needs and questions.

Shaping the Political Landscape: Federal and State Legislative Priorities Survey

Help determine ASLA’s federal legislative agenda and state advocacy activities for 2021-2022. As the national voice for the landscape architecture profession, we want to hear from you on what you think are the most important policy issues. Over the past few years ASLA has achieved enormous legislative successes—see LAND for the full recap. With your input, ASLA will continue to succeed in our mission to advocate for you and your profession.

Public Comments on Proposed Revisions of Accreditation Standards
Deadline: May 31, 2020

Every five years, LAAB conducts long-term reviews to determine if the current standards, when viewed as a whole and individually, are adequate to assess the quality of landscape architecture education programs and pertinent to the education and training needs of students. Last fall, LAAB hosted an initial public comment review period for the 2016 LAAB Accreditation Standards. Based on that feedback, LAAB approved draft revisions at its winter board meeting.

LAAB is offering a second and final comment review period to allow communities of interest to weigh in on the approved revisions. LAAB has extended the comment period to 45 days, recognizing interested parties might need additional time given the current COVID-19 crisis.

These resources are available to inform the public of the approved revisions:

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